Being Black.....

Being black..... 

Being Black in America is scaryBeing Black in America is painful Because you have to be on all 10 toes 24/7Because you never know when your time can come Being Black in America is draining Being Black in America is depressing Because we lose more love ones then any race within minutes Because you can be talking to one person then Bang Either you or that persons life has now been taking by another black personBeing Black in America is despairing Being Black in America is TragicBecause with all us young African Americans doing stupid things and being fools and dropping like flies every single day is there going to be any of us left to tell Our story not the story people want us to know or the story history wants us know about our actually story, our actual Lives not the lives they want us to live Being Black in America is threatening Being Black in America is dreadful Being Black in America is time consuming Because we never know exactly how long we have to Live Because we worry every day when we walk outside or a love one walks out into this dangerous world well Being Black in America it's like we walk around with a Target on our backs or words or give away signs that just read "kill me I wanna be dead now", "I don't want to return to my family safe and sound", "I don't want to see tomorrow"Being Black in America is terrifyingBecause we worry every day when we walk outside or a love one walks out into this dangerous world while Being Black in America we'll be our last day 

This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world
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